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Serviss, Garrett Putman 1851-1929

Overview
Works: 79 works in 316 publications in 3 languages and 3,598 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Handbooks and manuals  Juvenile works  History  Experimental films  Interviews  Silent films  Photographs from space  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PZ3.S4925, 520
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Most widely held works about Garrett Putman Serviss
 
Most widely held works by Garrett Putman Serviss
The second deluge by Garrett Putman Serviss( Book )

23 editions published between 1911 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garrett P. Serviss (1851-1929) was an astronomer, popularizer of astronomy, and early science fiction writer. In his private life Serviss was an enthusiastic mountain climber, describing his reaching the summit of the Matterhorn at the age of 43 as part of an effort "to get as far away from terrestrial gravity as possible." Five of Serviss's books are science fiction (a term not invented when he wrote), of which The Second Deluge is one. It tells the story of a devastating flood across the entire earth, and of Cosmo Versal, a modern day Noah, who faces of public ridicule and disbelie
A Columbus of space by Garrett Putman Serviss( Book )

21 editions published between 1909 and 2015 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just as Christopher Columbus's journeys to the new world changed human civilization forever, so too would the power to travel freely across the universe alter the parameters of our collective existence. Garrett P. Serviss's tale of a group of intrepid explorers who harness what they call ""inter-atomic energy"" to travel from Earth to Venus is a fun, fast read
Astronomy with the naked eye; a new geography of the heavens, with descriptions and charts of constellations, stars, and planets by Garrett Putman Serviss( Book )

11 editions published between 1908 and 2013 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curiosities of the sky, a popular presentation of the great riddles and mysteries of astronomy by Garrett Putman Serviss( Book )

3 editions published in 1909 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edison's conquest of Mars by Garrett Putman Serviss( Book )

26 editions published between 1898 and 2015 in English and German and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though he first gained acclaim as a popular lecturer and public speaker who traveled the country teaching audiences about astronomy, author Garrett P. Serviss also produced a body of engrossing science fiction. Edison's Conquest of Mars was heavily influenced by H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, and it's packed with interstellar action and adventure
The moon metal by Garrett Putman Serviss( Book )

14 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For thousands of years, human civilization has pegged its currencies and barter systems to stores of precious metals. What would happen if our interstellar explorations uncovered infinite stores of gold, silver, platinum, and more? That's the thought-provoking premise of The Moon Metal, a tale from Garrett P. Serviss, an astronomer and science-fiction pioneer who blazed trails in both fields in the early twentieth century
Round the year with the stars, the chief beauties of the starry heavens as seen with the naked eye by Garrett Putman Serviss( Book )

2 editions published in 1910 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Other worlds; their nature, possibilities and habitability in the light of the latest discoveries by Garrett Putman Serviss( Book )

18 editions published between 1901 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pleasures of the telescope : an illustrated guide for amateur astronomers and a popular description of the chief wonders of the heavens for general readers by Garrett Putman Serviss( Book )

9 editions published between 1901 and 2012 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wunder der Schöpfung by Hanns Walter Kornblum( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wunder der Schopfung, also known as Our heavenly bodies, is an extraordinary, fascinating "Kulturfilm" about the world and the universe as known during the 1920s. 15 special effects experts and nine cameramen were involved in the production of this film which combines documentary scenes, historical documents, fiction elements, animation scenes and educational impact. It is beautifully colored, using tinting and toning in a very elaborate way. Some visual ideas in the sequences with a space shuttle visiting different planets in the universe seem to have been the inspiration for Stanley Kubrick's 2001: a space odyssey
The story of the moon; a description of the scenery of the lunar world as it would appear to a visitor spending a month on the moon by Garrett Putman Serviss( Book )

7 editions published between 1928 and 1929 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomy in a nutshell, the chief facts and principles explained in popular language for the general reader and for schools by Garrett Putman Serviss( Book )

6 editions published between 1912 and 2013 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Einstein theory of relativity by Garrett Putman Serviss( Book )

5 editions published between 1923 and 2003 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moon; a popular treatise by Garrett Putman Serviss( Book )

9 editions published between 1907 and 1918 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eloquence, counsel on the art of public speaking; with many illustrative examples showing the style and method of famous orators by Garrett Putman Serviss( Book )

6 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular science library( Book )

7 editions published between 1930 and 1954 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon Bonaparte : a lecture by Garrett Putman Serviss( Book )

2 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curiosities of the sky by Garrett Putman Serviss( Book )

10 editions published between 1909 and 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long before figures like Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson simplified astronomy for popular consumption, Garrett P. Serviss was traveling the United States with an early version of a PowerPoint presentation to teach people about eclipses, the orbit of the planets, and other celestial concepts. This basic introduction to the subject is simple and enjoyable enough to ensure that science-phobes or young readers won't be turned off
How to use the Popular science library by Garrett Putman Serviss( Book )

4 editions published in 1922 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Edison's conquest of Mars
Alternative Names
Garrett P. Serviss

Garrett P. Serviss Amerikaans astronoom (1851-1929)

Garrett P. Serviss US-amerikanischer Wissenschafts- und Science-Fiction-Autor

Garrett Putnam Serviss amerikansk astronom

Serviss, Garrett

Serviss, Garrett P.

Serviss, Garrett P. 1851-1929

Serviss, Garrett Putman

Сёвисс, Гаррет

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English (234)

German (3)

Swedish (2)

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A Columbus of spaceEdison's conquest of MarsAstronomy in a nutshell, the chief facts and principles explained in popular language for the general reader and for schoolsThe Einstein theory of relativity